04-11-2017  The jubilee world championships in draughts-64 among men and women are completed. Almost all the world’s strongest players took part in the competition, including 30 grandmasters, 13 world champions of different years and 9 prize-winners of world championships. 120 players from 44 countries representing 4 continents: Europe, Asia, Africa and America came to the start of the competitions. Competitions were held at a high level. See the interview on the results of the world championship of Vladimir Langin, president of the International Draughts Federation (IDF)  HERE

 

28-10-2017  Closing ceremony of the World Draughts-64 Championship among men and women took place at 6 pm in the big cinema hall of the hotel “Moscow”. The president of the International Draughts Federation Vladimir Langin, presented the newly-produced signs “International Grandmaster” and “International Master” to the participants, who were awarded these titles since the IDF was created, and also he awarded diplomas players who were awarded IDF titles.

Prize-winners of Blitz, Rapid and Classic programs among men and women were awarded with cups, medals and diplomas. All participants of the competitions were awarded with memorable diplomas and a branded toy with IDF logos and logos of the Fund “Russian Draughts”. The prize fund of the championship was 3 000 000 rubles (about 52 000 US dollars).

Video of closing  HERE

 

28-10-2017 Igor Mikhalchenko won the second micromatch in the final game for 1 place with Andrius Kybartas and won the title of world champion 2017 among men !!!

Zhanna Sarshaeva won the second micromatch in the final game for 1 place with Elena Scovitina and won the title of world champion 2017 among women!!!

Results of the finals     Men      Women

Prize-winners of classic program:

Medal  Men Women
Med 1 Med-2 Med-3 Ihar Mikhalchenka (Belarus)
Andrius Kybartas (Lithuania)
Vladimir Egorov (Russia)
Zhanna Sarshaeva (Russia)
Elena Scovitina (Moldova)
Fedarovich Darya (Belarus)

   
 

27-10-2017  In the 1/2 final of men competition Ihar Mikhalchenka won Vladimir Egorov and Andrius Kybartas won Arunas Norvaishas. Tomorrow in the finals for 1 place will play Kybartas – Mikhalchenko and in the finals for 3 place will play Egorov – Norvaishas. 

In the 1/2 final of women competition Zhanna Sarshaeva won Iuliia Makarenkova and Elena Scovitina won Darya Fedarovich. Tomorrow in the finals for 1st place will play Sarshaeva – Scovitina and in the finals for 3rd place will play Fedarovich – Makarenkova. 

Results of the 1/2 finals and 10 rounds       Men       Women

Draw of the finals          Men       Women

 

26-10-2017  The players who won their matches in the 1/4 finals and who will play in the 1/2 final were Vladimir Egorov, Igor Mikhalchenko, Andrius Kybartas and Arunas Norvaishas. Tomorrow in the 1/2 finals for 1-4 places will play pairs: Egorov – Mikhalchenko; Kybartas – Norvaishas.

Women who won their matches in the 1/4 finals and who will play in the 1/2 final were Zhanna Sarshaeva, Elena Scovitina, Darya Fedarovich, Iuliia Makarenkova. Tomorrow will play pairs: Sarshaeva – Makarenkova; Scovitina – Fedarovich.

Results of the 1/4 finals and 9 round      Men    Women

Draw for the 1/2 finals and the 10th round     Men     Women

At 16.00 the participants of the World Championship went on bus tour around St. Petersburg. See photo in section Photo.

 

25-10-2017  The draws for the 1/4 finals and 9 rounds for the players ranked 17th and below are published.

The draw for the 1/4 finals and the 9th round     Men     Women

 

25-10-2017  The preliminary stage of the classic program is completed.

In men, 10 players scored 11 points and only 8 of them got to the first 8, which will play medals in the classic championship of championship. International grandmasters Sergei Belosheev and Nikolai Gulyaev have the lowest coefficient and will fight for 9-16 places.

In women, 3 players scored 11 points and 6 players scored 10 points each. Vera Khvaschinskaia (Belarus) was not included in the first 8 players by the coefficient. She will fight in the second group for 9-16 places.

Results – preliminary stage     Men     Women 

Leaders of the preliminary stage Vladimir Egorov and Zhanna Sarshaeva (both Russia)

  

 

24-10-2017  After five rounds of the preliminary stage, international grandmaster Andrius Kybartas (Lithuania) and international master Damir Rysaev (Russia) are leading in men with the result of 8 points from 10. This is a sensation of the fifth round that Damir Rysaev beat four times world champion Nikolai Struchkov and became the leader of the championship.

For women with a score of 8 points from 10, Darya Fedorovich (Belarus) is in the lead alone. Zhanna Sarshaeva (Russia), Iuliia Makarenkova and Elena Korotkaia (both Ukraine) have one point less.

See current results, games in Section Games and online broadcast in the section Online, publications about the championship in the press and on television in the section Press.

Results – preliminary stage     Men     Women 

 

22-10-2017  Classic program of the World Draughts-64 Championship among men and women started.

Competitions for men and for women will be held in 2 stages. The preliminary stage is held by the Swiss system in 8 rounds. Then the first 16 people are divided into two two groups with 8 players and play play-offs in ¼ finals, semi-finals, finals. In the play-offs, the game goes to the victory without taking into account the previously accumulated points. In the case of a draw, additional matches are played.

Participants, who took 17th place and lower, play additional two rounds by the Swiss system. The system of holding is described in detail in the Regulations of the World Championship 2017. 

See current results, games in Section Games and online broadcast in the section Online, publications about the championship in the press and on television in the section Press.

 

21-10-2017  Rapid was held today. 71 men and 31 women from 43 countries took part in the competitions. See results.

Сompetitions were held in 2 stages. The preliminary stage was held by the Swiss system in 9 rounds in men competition and in 8 rounds in women competition. The four best played medals in the play-offs.

Results:

Preliminary stage      Men     Women        Final standings      Men     Women

Prize-winners

Medal  Men Women
Med 1 Med-2 Med-3 Ihar Mikhalchenka (Belarus)
Gavril Kolesov (Russia)
Sergei Belosheev (Russia)
Elena Scovitina (Moldova)
Iuliia Makarenkova (Russia)
Anastasiya Baryshava (Belarus)

  
 

20-10-2017  The World Draughts-64 Championship among men and women is held with the support of the Foundation “Russian Draughts”.

Greetings to the participants of the head of the Foundation “Russian Draughts” Alexander Gaidukov, operational information about the tournament, interviews with the participants you can see on the Fund’s website  HERE

 

20-10-2017  Blitz was held today. 74 men and 34 women from 43 countries took part in the competitions. Among them there were 22 male and 6 female strongest grandmasters of the world. 

Сompetitions were held in 2 stages. The preliminary stage was held by the Swiss system in 9 rounds. The four best played medals in the play-offs.

Results:

Preliminary stage    Men     Women        Final stangings      Men     Women

Prize-winners:

Medal  Men Women
Med 1 Med-2 Med-3 Gavril Kolesov (Russia)
Ihar Mikhalchenka (Belarus)
Oleg Dashkov (Russia)
Elena Scovitina (Moldova)
Sofia Morozova (Russia)
Vera Khvaschinskaya (Belarus)

  
 
 

20-10-2017  Opening ceremony of the World Draughts-64 Championship among men and women was held in the big cinema-concert hall of the hotel “Moscow” at 12.00.  Participants were welcomed by:

Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Physical Culture and Sport of St. Petersburg Alexander Perelman
President of the International Draughts Federation IDF Vladimir Langin
President of the World Draughts Federation FMJD Janek Mäggi
Vice-President of the Draughts Federation of Russia Aleksei Shonin
Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) under the President of the Russian Federation Yuri Kravtsov

Alexander Perelman and Vladimir Langin made traditional first moves, which gave the start to the World Championships in St. Petersburg.

 

18-10-2017  A press conference, dedicated to the upcoming World Draughts-64 Championship was held today at the Media Center of the Government of St. Petersburg (Nevsky Prospect, 66).

Adviser to the Chairman of the Committee for Physical Culture and Sport of St. Petersburg Roman Shumansky; President of the International Draughts Federation (IDF), President of the Draughts Federation of St. Petersburg Vladimir Langin; Vice-President of the International Draughts Federation (IDF) Andrey Agapov; Tournament Director of the International Draughts Federation (IDF), Director of the School for Chess and Draughts Alexander Nikiforov and St. Petersburg Grandmaster of Russia, silver medalist of the World Team Championship 2017 Dmitry Melnikov participated in the press conference.

More information about the press conference HERE

 

17-10-2017  Preliminary lists of participants of the World Draughts-64 Championship 2017 among men and women:

 Men        Women

The first participants begin to arrive at the championship. Participants from Uganda, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Jamaica will arrive to St. Petersburg tomorrow.

 

12-10-2017  The participants and guests of the championship were greeted by the Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko. The greeting of the governor is published in the Greetings section.

In the Press section you can see the first responses in the press about the World Draughts-64 Championship in St. Petersburg.

 

 

 

 

04-10-2017  Press release of the World Draughts-64 Championship 2017 among men and women.

October 19 in St. Petersburg starts the World Draughts-64 Championship among men and women. World Draughts-64 championships have been held since 1985. The 2017 World Championship is a jubilee – the 30th for men and the 15th for women.

In recent years, St. Petersburg has become the world center of draughts on the traditional 64-cell board. The city has long-term draughts traditions and a great experience of holding draughts competitions on the highest level, including world championships.

World Draughts-64 championships 2011, 2013 and 2015 held at a high level in St. Petersburg, made a great contribution to the history of draughts sport and served as a huge impetus for the development and promotion of draughts on a traditional 64-cell board throughout the world. Draughts-64 became to a new level. Now there are more than 70 countries of the world in the International Draughts Federation (IDF). High-level championships of Europe and Asia, major international tournaments are held regularly. In 2016, the first African championship was held in Zambia, and in 2018 the first championship of Pan America will be held in Jamaica.

The World Draughts-64 Championship 2017 will traditionally held in three programs: Blitz, Rapid and Classic.

Strongest players of the world from forty five countries, representing 4 continents: Europe, Asia, Africa and America, will take part in the competition.

The strongest international grandmasters, the current world champions in different programs Sergey Belosheev (Russia), Igor Mikhalchenko (Belarus) and Arunas Norvaishas (Lithuania) for men, Elena Skovitina (Moldova) and Sofia Morozova (Russia) for women will compete for the medals of the championship.

Competitors with them will be Russian players – multiple world champions Gavril Kolesov and Nikolai Struchkov (both from Yakutia); prize-winners of the world and European championships Oleg Dashkov (Samara), Nikolay Gulyaev (Yakutia), Vladimir Egorov (Tula); winners of the World Cup Vladimir Skrabov (Yaroslavl) and Dmitry Tsinman (Kazan) as well as champions and prize-winners of the world championships of different years Andrey Valyuk and Yevgeny Kondrachenko (both Belarus), Ion Dosca (Moldova), Arno Uutma (Estonia), Andrius Kybartas (Lithuania), as well as young but already announced players – champion of Asia 2017 for the Rapid and Blitz Samandar Kalanov (Uzbekistan), winners of major international tournaments Mirat Zhekeev (Kazakhstan), Vilius Alekhnavichius and Domantas Norkus (both Lithuania), Denis Shkatula and Vladislav Mazur (both Ukraine). The opening of the championship is likely to be talented African players – African champion 2016, international grandmaster Richard Mwamba, champions of their countries Bafaki Dan (Uganda), Mambwe Lukanga (Zambia), Juma Madalitso (Malawi) and Tsamba Clifford (Zimbabwe).

We are waiting for a confident game from the multiple champion of Brazil, prize-winner of the youth world championships Francisco Marcelo, who showed at the last world championship the best result among players of the American continent, and also from the champion of Jamaica, the legendary Wayne Reid.

In women world and European champions Zhanna Sarshaeva (Russia), Julia Makarenkova and Elena Korotkaia (Ukraine), Belarusian players – Daria Fedorovich, Anastasia Barysheva and Vera Khvaschinskaia, prize-winner of Asian championship 2017 Shahzoda Tursunmurotova (Uzbekistan), as well as the winner of the World Cup 2016 and the World Junior Championship 2017 up to 27 years Ekaterina Ivanova will compete against world champions in the struggle for victory in the championship.

According to the president of the International Draughts Federation (IDF) Vladimir Langin, the holding of the jubilee World Draughts-64 Championship 2017 is rightly entrusted to the world’s draughts capital St. Petersburg and will serve as another step in the development and promotion of this intellectual sport in the world.

 

30-09-2017  Rapid program of the World Championship will be held on the Brazilian version of draughts-64. IDF board approved a table for drawing initial moves and positions for Brazilian draughts. Table of draw will be used in the Rapid program of the  World Championship 2017 for men and in the official IDF competitions for the Brazilian version of draughts-64.

You can look and download the table of draw HERE

 

19-09-2017 International Draughts Federation (IDF) with the support of the Committee for Physical Culture and Sport of St. Petersburg, the city government and the Foundation for the Promotion of Draughts Sports “Russian Draughts” holds in St. Petersburg (Russia) from 19th October (arrival day) to 29th October (departure day) World Draughts-64 Championship 2017 among men and women. Competitions will be held at the premises of the Hotel “Moscow****”, the “Kremlin Hall” conference room, at: St. Petersburg, Russia, Alexander Nevsky Square, 2, site of the hotel www.hotel-moscow.ru 

The World Championship in St. Petersburg is a jubilee – the 30th for men and the 15th for women. The world’s strongest players from forty-five countries, representing 4 continents: Europe, Asia, Africa and America, will take part in competitions.

The championship traditionally will be held in three programs: Blitz, Rapid and classic.
The prize fund of the championship is 3 000 000 rubles (about 52 000 US dollars).

Greetings of Governor of St. Petersburg Georgiy Poltavchenko

 

Participants, organizers and guests
Of the World Draughts-64 Championship
among men and women

 

Dear friends!

I am glad to welcome the participants, organizers and guests of the World Draughts-64 Championship among men and women!

Draughts are one of the most popular and respected sports. He combines in itself art, science and sharp logic.

The venue for the World Championship 2017 was St. Petersburg – a recognized world draughts center.

In different years Leningrad-Petersburg intellectuals won the titles of champions of the World, Europe, the USSR and Russia.

The northern capital is famous for its rich sports traditions. On the city sites regularly held tournaments of the highest international level. I am sure that the current competitions will be held in an honest and uncompromising struggle and will promote the popularization of this beautiful sport.

I wish all participants of the championship creative finds, perseverance in achieving the goal, bright victories and achievements!

Governor of St. Petersburg

Georgiy Poltavchenko

 

Greetings of President of the International Draughts Federation (IDF) Vladimir Langin

Dear friends!

Draughts are an ancient intellectual game, which has more than 3,500-year history. Draughts on the traditional 64-cell board are present practically in all countries of the world and are actively developing. Every year, the number of countries participating in our events, various tournaments and their participants, the level of competition is growing.

The World Championship in St. Petersburg is the jubilee – it is the 30th for men and the 15th for women. It is no coincidence that the International Draughts Federation (IDF) has entrusted the holding of this jubilee championship to the world’s draughts capital – St. Petersburg, a city with rich draughts traditions and extensive experience in holding of draughts competitions on the highest level.

Draughts were included in the Assembly of Peter I. Draughts movement in Russia was born exactly in St. Petersburg, the first book for draughts was appeared.

World Draughts championships 2011, 2013 and 2015, which were held at a high level in St. Petersburg, made a great contribution to the history of draughts sport and served as a huge impetus for the development and promotion of draughts on a traditional 64-cell board throughout the world.

I am confident that the jubilee World Championship 2017 will be held in an exciting, fascinating struggle and new stars will shine on the draughts sky!

And, of course, the participants of the championship will have an unforgettable impression of staying in our glorious city. Welcome to St. Petersburg – one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

I wish sports and creative successes for all! 

Regulations

Of the World Draughts-64 Championship 2017 among men and women  

        19 29 October 2017                                               St. Petersburg, Russia

1. Competitions management.
1.1. General management of the World Draughts-64 Championship 2017 among men and women, hereinafter competitions, is carried out by the International Draughts Federation (IDF), hereinafter International Draughts Federation, and Organizing Committee with the support of the federal and regional executive authorities of the Russian Federation in the field of physical culture and sports.
1.2. Direct leadership of the competitions is assigned to the panel of arbiters approved by International Draughts Federation. 

2. Time and place.
Competitions are held from 19th October (arrival day) till 29th October (departure day) 2017 at the hotel “Moscow ****” in St. Petersburg (Russia), Sq. Alexander Nevsky, 2. Hotel website www.hotel-moscow.ru.

3. Program of competitions.
3.1. Competitions are personal.
3.2. Competitions are held separately for men and women.
3.3. Next programs are held:
3.3.1. Blitz program (International/Russian version).
3.3.2. Rapid program (Brazilian version).
3.3.3. Classic program (International/Russian version).

4. Participants.
4.1. To participate in the competitions are allowed players of national federations – members of the International Draughts Federation.
4.2. International Draughts Federation has the right to invite some players from countries which are not members of the International Draughts Federation.
4.3. To participate in the World Men Championship are allowed:
♦ prize-winners of the World championship 2015 in the classic program:
Belosheev S. (Russia), Valyuk A. (Belarus), Gulyaev N. (Russia);
♦ prize-winners of the World Cup 2016 in the classic program:
Tsinman D., Skrabov V., Gnelitsky A. (all-Russia);
♦ participants, who took 1-6 places in the classic program of European Championship 2016:
Struchkov N. (Russia), Kondrachenko E. (Belarus), Egorov V. (Russia), Kibartas A. (Lithuania), Shkatula D. (Ukraine);
♦ participants, who took 1-3 places in the classic program of African Championship 2016:
Richard Mwammba (Congo DR), Moses Winesi, Enock Makoka Banda (both Malawi);
♦ participants, who took 1-3 places in the classic program of the Asian Championship 2017:
Liu Jinxin (China), Kalanov Samandar (Uzbekistan), Ten Valery (Kazakhstan);
♦ three participants from each country – member of the International Draughts Federation at the request of the national federations;
♦ two participants – sponsor places;
♦ two participants – by the decision of the International Draughts Federation.
♦ two participants from hosting city of St. Petersburg – by the decision of the International Draughts Federation.
4.4. To participate in the World Women Championship are allowed:
♦ prize-winners of the World championship 2015 in the classic program:
Skovitina E. (Moldova), Sarshaeva Z. (Russia), Makarenkova Y. (Ukraine);
♦ prize-winners of the World Cup 2016 in the classic program:
Ivanova E., Filipenko A., Streltsova S. (all-Russia);
♦ participants who took 1-6 places in the classic program of European Championship 2016:
Fedorovich D., Khvaschinskaia V. (both of Belarus), Zaruba K. (Moldova), Zhuravskaia Y. (Russia);
♦ participants who took 1-3 places in the classic program of the Asian Championship 2017:
Liu Pei (China), Jumagaldieva Altynai, Davletova Anel (both Kazakhstan);
♦ three participants from each country – member of the International Draughts Federation at the request of the national federations;
♦ two participants – sponsor places;
♦ two participants – by the decision of the International Draughts Federation.
♦ two participants from hosting city of St. Petersburg – by the decision of the International Draughts Federation.
4.5. Participants allowed to the World Championships among men and women are eligible to participate in all three programs.
4.6. To participate in the competitions are allowed only participants who did not take part in illegitimate competition, conducted other organizations and not approved by IDF. Participants must not have disciplinary sanctions IDF.

5. Tournament regulations
5.1. System of competitions:
5.1.1. Blitz and Rapid:
Competitions are held on a mixed system. The preliminary stage is held on the Swiss system in 7-9 rounds, according to the system of micro-matches from two games. Participants, who took 1-4 places in preliminary stage, play further in the semi-final and final two micro-matches in each competition.
In the semi-finals play pairs of 1-4, 2-3. From each pair to the final comes a player who won on the basis of two micro-matches. In the case of a draw in two micro-matches, to the final comes the player who took the higher place in the preliminary stage.
In the final games for the 1st and 3rd place winner is the player who has won on the basis of two micro-matches. In the case of a draw in two micro-matches, the winner is the player who took the higher place in the preliminary stage.
Time controls:
Preliminary stage:
♦ Blitz program: 3’+2″ till the end of the game for each participant.
♦ Rapid program: 7’+5″ till the end of the game for each participant.
Semi-finals and final:
♦ Blitz program: 3’+2″ till the end of the game for each participant.
♦ Rapid program: 5’+3″ till the end of the game for each participant.
5.1.2. Classic game:
Competitions are held on a mixed system. All competitions are held on a system of micro-matches from two games.
The preliminary stage is held on the Swiss system in 8 rounds.
Then the first 16 people are divided into two groups with 8 players (play 1-8, 2-7, 3-6, 4-5, 9-16, 10-15, etc.). It is played three rounds: ¼ finals, semi-finals and final.
In the play-offs, the game goes to the victory without taking into account the previously accumulated points. In the case of a draw, additional matches are played.
As a result of the ¼ finals in the semi-finals play pairs 1-4, 2-3, 5-8, 6-7, etc.
Participants in the semi-final receive the numbers depending of the higher place in the preliminary stage.
Participants, who took 17th place and lower, play additional two rounds by the Swiss system or play-offs, depending on the number of participants.
Time controls:
♦ Preliminary stage; 9th and 10th rounds for participants who took 17th place and lower:
45’+10″ till the end of the game for each participant. The break between games is five minutes. Game record is obligatory for all participants.
♦ ¼ finals, semi-finals, finals:
One micro-match with time control 30’+10″ till the end of the game for each participant.
Color in the first game of the micro-match is determined by lot.
If there is a draw in the first micro-match – one micro-match with time control 5’+ 3″ till the end of the game for each participant. Color in the first game of the micro-match is determined by lot.
If there is a draw in the second micro-match – one micro-match with time control: white 5’+3″ for two games till the end of the micro-match, black 3’+3″ for two games till the end of the micro-match, in the case of a draw, black wins.
The color in the first game of the micro-match is chosen by the participant who took the higher place in the preliminary stage.
5.2. All programs are held with the draw of moves, obligatory in both games of the micro-match:
♦ for men – with the draw of moves and positions according to the official table (745 positions) approved on 16.12.2016, with changes from 03.07.2017;
♦ for women – with the draw of moves according to the official table (150 positions), approved on 05.05.2016.
5.3. The draw for the first round is held taking into account the ratings, each next round – by a computer program.

6. Determination of winners
6.1. Places in each competition are determined by the maximum amount of points scored by participants. For the victory is given – 2 points for a draw – one point, for loss – 0 points.
6.2. In case of equality of points for two or more participants in the preliminary stages, places the participants are determined by the following criteria:
The even number of participants:
♦ amount of points scored by all competitors (Buchholz coefficient)
♦ amount of points scored by opponents, excluding the lowest result (reduced Solkof coefficient), excluding the 2 lowest results, 3 lowest results, etc.
♦ match up to the first victory with a shorter time controls: a classic game – 5’+3” till the end of the game for each participant; in the blitz and rapid programs – 3’+2” till the end of the game for each participant.
The odd number of participants:
♦ amount of points scored by opponents, excluding the lowest result (reduced Solkof coefficient), excluding the 2 lowest results, 3 lowest results, etc.
♦ amount of points scored by all competitors (Buchholz coefficient).
♦ match up to the first victory with a shorter time controls: a classic game – 5’+3” till the end of the game for each participant; in the blitz and rapid programs – 3’+2” till the end of the game for each participant.

7. Special rules
♦ only members of the game can fixed the drop of flag;
♦ participants need to record moves before the end of the game in the competition for classic game;
♦ Draw:
– if one player proposes a draw and his opponent accepts the offer;
– if any of the opponents cannot win;
– if three (or more) times the same position is repeated, and each time the same player having to move;
– if a player has three kings (and more) against a single enemy king and he cannot capture enemy king by his 15th move (counting from the time of establishing the correlation of forces);
– if within 15 moves the players made ​​moves only kings without moving of men and not making the capture;
– if the position in which the both opponents having kings have not changed the balance of pieces (i.e., there was no capture and man did not become a king) for:
– 4 and 5-pieces endings – 30 moves;
– 6 and 7-pieces endings – 60 moves.
– if a player having three kings, two kings and one man, one king and two men against one enemy king, located on the long diagonal, his 5th move will not take enemy king.
– if a player having two kings, one king and man, one king against enemy king to their 5th move will not take enemy king.
♦ the player may offer a draw if every opponent made more than 20 moves; in blitz and rapid players can agree to a draw only when the number of pieces for each player is 6 or less;
♦ participants are required in the tournament hall to 5 minutes before the start of the round for the draw of moves;
♦ participants must leave the playing area after the match;
♦ participant which came after the start of the game is booked, if participant was late for the game more than time control of the first game of micro-match, he is losing in the micro-match. If participant came late on the game again the sanctions up to expulsion from the tournament may be subject to him;
♦ participants, coaches and spectators are required to turn off mobile phones in the playing hall, in the case of activation or a call of mobile phone participant is losing in the micro-match, and coaches and spectators are removed from the playing hall for one day;
♦ spectators and coaches are required to observe silence in the playing hall. In case of violation of the item they are removed from the playing hall for one day;
♦ protests are served in the panel of judges for half an hour after the end of the round, with a protest bail in the sum of 100 Euro. If the protest is upheld the deposit is returned.
♦ after specified in the competition regulations deadline, protests are not accepted and are not considered. Any protests after the specified period are considered as incorrect behavior with the application of sanctions in accordance with the Code of Ethics.

8. Requirements for participants.
8.1. Participants are required to know the Rules of the game and competition in draughts-64.
8.2. Participants must comply with the Regulations of the competition.
8.3. Participants must comply with the Code of Ethics.
8.4. If the participant or member of a his delegation violates during the competition the Regulations of competition and the Code of Ethics, upon the decision of the Appeals Jury, the player may be sanctioned in accordance with the Code of Ethics.
8.5. Participants must to comply with the dress code – to participate in competitions in the sports form, or in clothing, corresponding to the rank of the competition; and also to have clothes for formal events (suit and light shirt for men, trouser suit or dress for women).
8.6. Participants must be present at the opening and closing ceremonies of the competition in compliance with the dress code. In the absence of the closing ceremony, participants are deprived of the official awards. Awards are not sent and are not transmitted.

9. Rewarding
9.1. In Classic program winners of World Draughts-64 Championships among men and women are awarded the title of «World Draughts-64 Champion 2017». They are awarded with cups, medals and official diplomas.
The participants who took second and third places among men and women are awarded respectively with cups, medals and official diplomas.
All participants are awarded memorable diplomas.
9.2. In Rapid program winners of World Draughts-64 Championships among men and women are awarded the title of «World Draughts-64 Champion 2017 in Rapid». They are awarded with cups, medals and official diplomas.
The participants who took second and third places among men and women are awarded respectively with cups, medals and official diplomas.
9.3. In Blitz program winners of World Draughts-64 Championships among men and women are awarded the title of «World Draughts-64 Champion 2017 in Blitz». They are awarded with cups, medals and official diplomas.
The participants who took second and third places among men and women are awarded respectively with cups, medals and official diplomas.
9.4. As a result of the competition, the best players of Asia, Africa and America will be determined.
9.5. The prize fund of the championship will be announced additionally. The distribution of prizes will be on separate regulations.

10. Finance
10.1. Tournament fees
The package for the tournament fee for participation in all three programs for each participant is:
Men – 200 euros;
Women – 160 euros.
The tournament fees must be transferred to the account of the International Draughts Federation no later than October 10, 2017 or paid in cash to the credentials committee on the day of registration October 19, 2017.
In case of bank transfer payment receipt must be presented to the credentials committee.
Bank details
Beneficary: International Draughts Federation
Address: Kranevo, Chernomorska str. 41, 9649 Bulgaria
Bank: Raiffeisenbank (Bulgaria) EAD
Bank`s address: Dobrich, 25 Septemvri Str. 25, 9300 Bulgaria
IBAN account no: IBAN BG94 RZBB 9155 1003 8766 00
BIC (Swift code): BIC RZBBBGSF
Participants who have not paid the tournament fee before the end of registration 19.10.2017 will not be allowed to competitions.
10.2. Admission costs
10.2.1. Financing the holding of the World Draughts-64 Championships 2017 among men and women – from the budget and attracted funds of the organizing country and directly host city.
10.2.2. Reception of participants
Accommodation and meals are provided only for the players from the national federations – members of the International Draughts Federation, which have not debt to the IDF and which sent preliminary application for participation before March 15, 2017. Players must comply with the requirements of item 4.6.
Organizers provide accommodation and meals from 19th October (lunch) to 29th October (breakfast) for following participants:
– world champions 2015 Belosheev S. (Russia) and Skovitina E. (Moldova);
– winner of the World Cup 2016 Tsinman D. (Russia);
– African champion 2016 Richard Mwammba (Congo DR);
– one participant both for men and women from each federation in accordance with item 10.2.2.
The costs of their visa, travel and tournament fee, as well as all costs of the other participants are paid by sending organizations (visas, travel, meals, accommodation and tournament fee).
Participants who provide accommodation and meals by the organizers are required to participate in all three program of championship: classic, blitz and rapid.
10.2.3. Accommodation and meals
The official hotel for accommodation and meals of all participants, members of delegations, coaches and accompanying is the hotel “Moscow ****”, at the address: St. Petersburg (Russia), Sq. Alexander Nevsky, 2. Hotel website www.hotel-moscow.ru
Accommodation and meals of all participants, members of delegations, coaches and accompanying in the official hotel from October 19 to October 29 is mandatory!
The package for accommodation in 2-bed rooms and three meals a day (buffet) from October 19 (lunch) to October 29 (breakfast) is 29,000 rubles per person (Approximately $ 490 for package).
10.2.4. The costs of the competition.
Organizers provide costs for renting of gaming premises, opening and closing ceremonies, computer support and information support, transportation costs, expenses for making memorable and reward attributes, information and advertising materials, printing products; rewarding; payment for the work of the arbiters, technical and service staff; medical care.

11. Applications
Applications from national federations must be submitted to the office of International Draughts Federation no later than August 18, 2017 on e-mail: [email protected]
Participants will not be allowed to competitions on applications after the deadline.

12. Contacts
For all questions on participating in the championship you need contact with International Draughts Federation office: [email protected]
For booking of accommodation – no later than August 18, 2017;
For visa support:
for the countries-members of Schengen Agreement – not later than August 18, 2017.
for countries – not members of the Schengen Agreement – no later than August 10, 2017.
In the application for visas, it is necessary to indicate the dates of arrival and departure, the status (player, coach, member of delegation, accompanying), surname and name as in the passport, date of birth, passport number, date of issue, date of expiry. For countries – not members of the Schengen Agreement it is necessary to send in addition a scan of the passport.

13. Schedule

Date                      Day of the week           Time                             Event
19 October         Thursday                       14.00 – 22.00          Arrival and registration of participants
20 October        Friday                             12.00 – 13.00           Opening ceremony
                                                                      15.00 – 19.00          Blitz
21 October         Saturday                        10.00 – 14.00          Rapid
                                                                      15.00 – 19.00          Rapid
22 October        Sunday                            10.00 – 14.00         Classic program, preliminary stage, Round 1
                                                                      15.00 – 19.00          Preliminary stage, Round 2
23 October        Monday                          10.00 – 14.00          Preliminary stage, Round 3
                                                                      15.00 – 19.00          Preliminary stage, Round 4
24 October        Tuesday                          10.00 – 14.00         Preliminary stage, Round 5
                                                                     15.00 – 19.00          Preliminary stage, Round 6
25 October        Wednesday                    10.00 – 14.00         Preliminary stage, Round 7
                                                                     15.00 – 19.00          Preliminary stage, Round 8
26 October        Thursday                       10.00 – 14.00          ¼ finals, Round 9
                                                                     16.00                         Bus excursion
27 October        Friday                             10.00 – 14.00          ½ finals, Round 10
28 October        Saturday                        10.00 – 14.00          Finals
                                                                     18.00 – 19.00         Closing ceremony
                                                                     19.30                         Gala dinner
29 October        Sunday                                                              Departure of participants

The schedule may be changed. In this case, the date and time of registration, opening and closing are final.

Venue of the World Championship and accommodation of participants: St. Petersburg, Hotel “Moscow****”

Address:     Alexander Nevsky Square, 2          The nearest metro station:      Alexander Nevsky Square, 2

Website:      www.hotel-moscow.ru           

Hotel “Moscow” is located in the city center on the Neva embankment near Nevsky Prospekt.

In the hotel building there is a metro station “Alexander Nevsky Square”. Excellent transport links allow you to reach the main historical sights of St. Petersburg: Palace Embankment, Hermitage, Admiralty, Kazan Cathedral, Russian Museum in 15-20 minutes.

From the windows of the hotel rooms you can see the architectural ensemble of the XVIII century – the Alexander Nevsky Lavra and the Neva. In the period of white nights from the windows of the hotel you can watch the divorce of the Alexander Nevsky Bridge.

 

Blitz program   –  Preliminary stage    Men     Women       Final stangings     Men     Women     

Rapid program –  Preliminary stage    Men     Women       Final stangings     Men     Women

Classic program – Preliminary stage    Men     Women      Final stangings     Men     Women     Table 1-16 places     Men     Women    

Results of the 1/4 finals and the 9th round       Men    Women
Results of the 1/2 finals and the 10th round     Men     Women 
Results of the finals     Men      Women

 

Classic program
Medal  Men Women
Med 1 Med-2 Med-3 Ihar Mikhalchenka (Belarus)
Andrius Kybartas (Lithuania)
Vladimir Egorov (Russia)
Zhanna Sarshaeva (Russia)
Elena Scovitina (Moldova)
Fedarovich Darya (Belarus)
Rapid program
Medal  Men Women
Med 1 Med-2 Med-3 Ihar Mikhalchenka (Belarus)
Gavril Kolesov (Russia)
Sergei Belosheev (Russia)
Elena Scovitina (Moldova)
Iuliia Makarenkova (Russia)
Anastasiya Baryshava (Belarus)
Blitz program
Medal  Men Women
Med 1 Med-2 Med-3 Gavril Kolesov (Russia)
Ihar Mikhalchenka (Belarus)
Oleg Dashkov (Russia)
Elena Scovitina (Moldova)
Sofia Morozova (Russia)
Vera Khvaschinskaya (Belarus)

 

Games of the World Draughts-64 Championship

Men:            1 | 2 | 3  | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11

Women:       1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11

Interesting fragments of the games of World Draughts-64 Championship

Review of the games from International Grandmaster Dmitry Tsinman

 

 

30-10-2017     Committee for Physical Culture and Sport of St. Petersburg       Draughts Federation of Russia

24-10-2017     Administration of St. Petersburg       Committee for Physical Culture and Sport of St. Petersburg

23-10-2017     Radio Sport FM 

23-10-2017

23-10-2017           sakhapress.ru       News portal  YAKUTSKNEWS

20-10-2017           Fontanka.ru

19-10-2017

11-10-2017            NIA

10-10-2017           Administration of St. Petersburg       Committee for Physical Culture and Sport of St. Petersburg       

                                Arguments and Facts

05-10-2017

 

PHOTO   Day 1  |  Day 2  |  Day 3  |  Day 4  |  Day 5  Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 

Ecxursion      Closing   

+ News


 

04-11-2017  The jubilee world championships in draughts-64 among men and women are completed. Almost all the world’s strongest players took part in the competition, including 30 grandmasters, 13 world champions of different years and 9 prize-winners of world championships. 120 players from 44 countries representing 4 continents: Europe, Asia, Africa and America came to the start of the competitions. Competitions were held at a high level. See the interview on the results of the world championship of Vladimir Langin, president of the International Draughts Federation (IDF)  HERE

 

28-10-2017  Closing ceremony of the World Draughts-64 Championship among men and women took place at 6 pm in the big cinema hall of the hotel “Moscow”. The president of the International Draughts Federation Vladimir Langin, presented the newly-produced signs “International Grandmaster” and “International Master” to the participants, who were awarded these titles since the IDF was created, and also he awarded diplomas players who were awarded IDF titles.

Prize-winners of Blitz, Rapid and Classic programs among men and women were awarded with cups, medals and diplomas. All participants of the competitions were awarded with memorable diplomas and a branded toy with IDF logos and logos of the Fund “Russian Draughts”. The prize fund of the championship was 3 000 000 rubles (about 52 000 US dollars).

Video of closing  HERE

 

28-10-2017 Igor Mikhalchenko won the second micromatch in the final game for 1 place with Andrius Kybartas and won the title of world champion 2017 among men !!!

Zhanna Sarshaeva won the second micromatch in the final game for 1 place with Elena Scovitina and won the title of world champion 2017 among women!!!

Results of the finals     Men      Women

Prize-winners of classic program:

Medal  Men Women
Med 1 Med-2 Med-3 Ihar Mikhalchenka (Belarus)
Andrius Kybartas (Lithuania)
Vladimir Egorov (Russia)
Zhanna Sarshaeva (Russia)
Elena Scovitina (Moldova)
Fedarovich Darya (Belarus)

   
 

27-10-2017  In the 1/2 final of men competition Ihar Mikhalchenka won Vladimir Egorov and Andrius Kybartas won Arunas Norvaishas. Tomorrow in the finals for 1 place will play Kybartas – Mikhalchenko and in the finals for 3 place will play Egorov – Norvaishas. 

In the 1/2 final of women competition Zhanna Sarshaeva won Iuliia Makarenkova and Elena Scovitina won Darya Fedarovich. Tomorrow in the finals for 1st place will play Sarshaeva – Scovitina and in the finals for 3rd place will play Fedarovich – Makarenkova. 

Results of the 1/2 finals and 10 rounds       Men       Women

Draw of the finals          Men       Women

 

26-10-2017  The players who won their matches in the 1/4 finals and who will play in the 1/2 final were Vladimir Egorov, Igor Mikhalchenko, Andrius Kybartas and Arunas Norvaishas. Tomorrow in the 1/2 finals for 1-4 places will play pairs: Egorov – Mikhalchenko; Kybartas – Norvaishas.

Women who won their matches in the 1/4 finals and who will play in the 1/2 final were Zhanna Sarshaeva, Elena Scovitina, Darya Fedarovich, Iuliia Makarenkova. Tomorrow will play pairs: Sarshaeva – Makarenkova; Scovitina – Fedarovich.

Results of the 1/4 finals and 9 round      Men    Women

Draw for the 1/2 finals and the 10th round     Men     Women

At 16.00 the participants of the World Championship went on bus tour around St. Petersburg. See photo in section Photo.

 

25-10-2017  The draws for the 1/4 finals and 9 rounds for the players ranked 17th and below are published.

The draw for the 1/4 finals and the 9th round     Men     Women

 

25-10-2017  The preliminary stage of the classic program is completed.

In men, 10 players scored 11 points and only 8 of them got to the first 8, which will play medals in the classic championship of championship. International grandmasters Sergei Belosheev and Nikolai Gulyaev have the lowest coefficient and will fight for 9-16 places.

In women, 3 players scored 11 points and 6 players scored 10 points each. Vera Khvaschinskaia (Belarus) was not included in the first 8 players by the coefficient. She will fight in the second group for 9-16 places.

Results – preliminary stage     Men     Women 

Leaders of the preliminary stage Vladimir Egorov and Zhanna Sarshaeva (both Russia)

  

 

24-10-2017  After five rounds of the preliminary stage, international grandmaster Andrius Kybartas (Lithuania) and international master Damir Rysaev (Russia) are leading in men with the result of 8 points from 10. This is a sensation of the fifth round that Damir Rysaev beat four times world champion Nikolai Struchkov and became the leader of the championship.

For women with a score of 8 points from 10, Darya Fedorovich (Belarus) is in the lead alone. Zhanna Sarshaeva (Russia), Iuliia Makarenkova and Elena Korotkaia (both Ukraine) have one point less.

See current results, games in Section Games and online broadcast in the section Online, publications about the championship in the press and on television in the section Press.

Results – preliminary stage     Men     Women 

 

22-10-2017  Classic program of the World Draughts-64 Championship among men and women started.

Competitions for men and for women will be held in 2 stages. The preliminary stage is held by the Swiss system in 8 rounds. Then the first 16 people are divided into two two groups with 8 players and play play-offs in ¼ finals, semi-finals, finals. In the play-offs, the game goes to the victory without taking into account the previously accumulated points. In the case of a draw, additional matches are played.

Participants, who took 17th place and lower, play additional two rounds by the Swiss system. The system of holding is described in detail in the Regulations of the World Championship 2017. 

See current results, games in Section Games and online broadcast in the section Online, publications about the championship in the press and on television in the section Press.

 

21-10-2017  Rapid was held today. 71 men and 31 women from 43 countries took part in the competitions. See results.

Сompetitions were held in 2 stages. The preliminary stage was held by the Swiss system in 9 rounds in men competition and in 8 rounds in women competition. The four best played medals in the play-offs.

Results:

Preliminary stage      Men     Women        Final standings      Men     Women

Prize-winners

Medal  Men Women
Med 1 Med-2 Med-3 Ihar Mikhalchenka (Belarus)
Gavril Kolesov (Russia)
Sergei Belosheev (Russia)
Elena Scovitina (Moldova)
Iuliia Makarenkova (Russia)
Anastasiya Baryshava (Belarus)

  
 

20-10-2017  The World Draughts-64 Championship among men and women is held with the support of the Foundation “Russian Draughts”.

Greetings to the participants of the head of the Foundation “Russian Draughts” Alexander Gaidukov, operational information about the tournament, interviews with the participants you can see on the Fund’s website  HERE

 

20-10-2017  Blitz was held today. 74 men and 34 women from 43 countries took part in the competitions. Among them there were 22 male and 6 female strongest grandmasters of the world. 

Сompetitions were held in 2 stages. The preliminary stage was held by the Swiss system in 9 rounds. The four best played medals in the play-offs.

Results:

Preliminary stage    Men     Women        Final stangings      Men     Women

Prize-winners:

Medal  Men Women
Med 1 Med-2 Med-3 Gavril Kolesov (Russia)
Ihar Mikhalchenka (Belarus)
Oleg Dashkov (Russia)
Elena Scovitina (Moldova)
Sofia Morozova (Russia)
Vera Khvaschinskaya (Belarus)

  
 
 

20-10-2017  Opening ceremony of the World Draughts-64 Championship among men and women was held in the big cinema-concert hall of the hotel “Moscow” at 12.00.  Participants were welcomed by:

Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Physical Culture and Sport of St. Petersburg Alexander Perelman
President of the International Draughts Federation IDF Vladimir Langin
President of the World Draughts Federation FMJD Janek Mäggi
Vice-President of the Draughts Federation of Russia Aleksei Shonin
Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) under the President of the Russian Federation Yuri Kravtsov

Alexander Perelman and Vladimir Langin made traditional first moves, which gave the start to the World Championships in St. Petersburg.

 

18-10-2017  A press conference, dedicated to the upcoming World Draughts-64 Championship was held today at the Media Center of the Government of St. Petersburg (Nevsky Prospect, 66).

Adviser to the Chairman of the Committee for Physical Culture and Sport of St. Petersburg Roman Shumansky; President of the International Draughts Federation (IDF), President of the Draughts Federation of St. Petersburg Vladimir Langin; Vice-President of the International Draughts Federation (IDF) Andrey Agapov; Tournament Director of the International Draughts Federation (IDF), Director of the School for Chess and Draughts Alexander Nikiforov and St. Petersburg Grandmaster of Russia, silver medalist of the World Team Championship 2017 Dmitry Melnikov participated in the press conference.

More information about the press conference HERE

 

17-10-2017  Preliminary lists of participants of the World Draughts-64 Championship 2017 among men and women:

 Men        Women

The first participants begin to arrive at the championship. Participants from Uganda, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Jamaica will arrive to St. Petersburg tomorrow.

 

12-10-2017  The participants and guests of the championship were greeted by the Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko. The greeting of the governor is published in the Greetings section.

In the Press section you can see the first responses in the press about the World Draughts-64 Championship in St. Petersburg.

 

 

 

 

04-10-2017  Press release of the World Draughts-64 Championship 2017 among men and women.

October 19 in St. Petersburg starts the World Draughts-64 Championship among men and women. World Draughts-64 championships have been held since 1985. The 2017 World Championship is a jubilee – the 30th for men and the 15th for women.

In recent years, St. Petersburg has become the world center of draughts on the traditional 64-cell board. The city has long-term draughts traditions and a great experience of holding draughts competitions on the highest level, including world championships.

World Draughts-64 championships 2011, 2013 and 2015 held at a high level in St. Petersburg, made a great contribution to the history of draughts sport and served as a huge impetus for the development and promotion of draughts on a traditional 64-cell board throughout the world. Draughts-64 became to a new level. Now there are more than 70 countries of the world in the International Draughts Federation (IDF). High-level championships of Europe and Asia, major international tournaments are held regularly. In 2016, the first African championship was held in Zambia, and in 2018 the first championship of Pan America will be held in Jamaica.

The World Draughts-64 Championship 2017 will traditionally held in three programs: Blitz, Rapid and Classic.

Strongest players of the world from forty five countries, representing 4 continents: Europe, Asia, Africa and America, will take part in the competition.

The strongest international grandmasters, the current world champions in different programs Sergey Belosheev (Russia), Igor Mikhalchenko (Belarus) and Arunas Norvaishas (Lithuania) for men, Elena Skovitina (Moldova) and Sofia Morozova (Russia) for women will compete for the medals of the championship.

Competitors with them will be Russian players – multiple world champions Gavril Kolesov and Nikolai Struchkov (both from Yakutia); prize-winners of the world and European championships Oleg Dashkov (Samara), Nikolay Gulyaev (Yakutia), Vladimir Egorov (Tula); winners of the World Cup Vladimir Skrabov (Yaroslavl) and Dmitry Tsinman (Kazan) as well as champions and prize-winners of the world championships of different years Andrey Valyuk and Yevgeny Kondrachenko (both Belarus), Ion Dosca (Moldova), Arno Uutma (Estonia), Andrius Kybartas (Lithuania), as well as young but already announced players – champion of Asia 2017 for the Rapid and Blitz Samandar Kalanov (Uzbekistan), winners of major international tournaments Mirat Zhekeev (Kazakhstan), Vilius Alekhnavichius and Domantas Norkus (both Lithuania), Denis Shkatula and Vladislav Mazur (both Ukraine). The opening of the championship is likely to be talented African players – African champion 2016, international grandmaster Richard Mwamba, champions of their countries Bafaki Dan (Uganda), Mambwe Lukanga (Zambia), Juma Madalitso (Malawi) and Tsamba Clifford (Zimbabwe).

We are waiting for a confident game from the multiple champion of Brazil, prize-winner of the youth world championships Francisco Marcelo, who showed at the last world championship the best result among players of the American continent, and also from the champion of Jamaica, the legendary Wayne Reid.

In women world and European champions Zhanna Sarshaeva (Russia), Julia Makarenkova and Elena Korotkaia (Ukraine), Belarusian players – Daria Fedorovich, Anastasia Barysheva and Vera Khvaschinskaia, prize-winner of Asian championship 2017 Shahzoda Tursunmurotova (Uzbekistan), as well as the winner of the World Cup 2016 and the World Junior Championship 2017 up to 27 years Ekaterina Ivanova will compete against world champions in the struggle for victory in the championship.

According to the president of the International Draughts Federation (IDF) Vladimir Langin, the holding of the jubilee World Draughts-64 Championship 2017 is rightly entrusted to the world’s draughts capital St. Petersburg and will serve as another step in the development and promotion of this intellectual sport in the world.

 

30-09-2017  Rapid program of the World Championship will be held on the Brazilian version of draughts-64. IDF board approved a table for drawing initial moves and positions for Brazilian draughts. Table of draw will be used in the Rapid program of the  World Championship 2017 for men and in the official IDF competitions for the Brazilian version of draughts-64.

You can look and download the table of draw HERE

 

19-09-2017 International Draughts Federation (IDF) with the support of the Committee for Physical Culture and Sport of St. Petersburg, the city government and the Foundation for the Promotion of Draughts Sports “Russian Draughts” holds in St. Petersburg (Russia) from 19th October (arrival day) to 29th October (departure day) World Draughts-64 Championship 2017 among men and women. Competitions will be held at the premises of the Hotel “Moscow****”, the “Kremlin Hall” conference room, at: St. Petersburg, Russia, Alexander Nevsky Square, 2, site of the hotel www.hotel-moscow.ru 

The World Championship in St. Petersburg is a jubilee – the 30th for men and the 15th for women. The world’s strongest players from forty-five countries, representing 4 continents: Europe, Asia, Africa and America, will take part in competitions.

The championship traditionally will be held in three programs: Blitz, Rapid and classic.
The prize fund of the championship is 3 000 000 rubles (about 52 000 US dollars).

+ Greetings

Greetings of Governor of St. Petersburg Georgiy Poltavchenko

 

Participants, organizers and guests
Of the World Draughts-64 Championship
among men and women

 

Dear friends!

I am glad to welcome the participants, organizers and guests of the World Draughts-64 Championship among men and women!

Draughts are one of the most popular and respected sports. He combines in itself art, science and sharp logic.

The venue for the World Championship 2017 was St. Petersburg – a recognized world draughts center.

In different years Leningrad-Petersburg intellectuals won the titles of champions of the World, Europe, the USSR and Russia.

The northern capital is famous for its rich sports traditions. On the city sites regularly held tournaments of the highest international level. I am sure that the current competitions will be held in an honest and uncompromising struggle and will promote the popularization of this beautiful sport.

I wish all participants of the championship creative finds, perseverance in achieving the goal, bright victories and achievements!

Governor of St. Petersburg

Georgiy Poltavchenko

 

Greetings of President of the International Draughts Federation (IDF) Vladimir Langin

Dear friends!

Draughts are an ancient intellectual game, which has more than 3,500-year history. Draughts on the traditional 64-cell board are present practically in all countries of the world and are actively developing. Every year, the number of countries participating in our events, various tournaments and their participants, the level of competition is growing.

The World Championship in St. Petersburg is the jubilee – it is the 30th for men and the 15th for women. It is no coincidence that the International Draughts Federation (IDF) has entrusted the holding of this jubilee championship to the world’s draughts capital – St. Petersburg, a city with rich draughts traditions and extensive experience in holding of draughts competitions on the highest level.

Draughts were included in the Assembly of Peter I. Draughts movement in Russia was born exactly in St. Petersburg, the first book for draughts was appeared.

World Draughts championships 2011, 2013 and 2015, which were held at a high level in St. Petersburg, made a great contribution to the history of draughts sport and served as a huge impetus for the development and promotion of draughts on a traditional 64-cell board throughout the world.

I am confident that the jubilee World Championship 2017 will be held in an exciting, fascinating struggle and new stars will shine on the draughts sky!

And, of course, the participants of the championship will have an unforgettable impression of staying in our glorious city. Welcome to St. Petersburg – one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

I wish sports and creative successes for all! 

+ Regulations

Regulations

Of the World Draughts-64 Championship 2017 among men and women  

        19 29 October 2017                                               St. Petersburg, Russia

1. Competitions management.
1.1. General management of the World Draughts-64 Championship 2017 among men and women, hereinafter competitions, is carried out by the International Draughts Federation (IDF), hereinafter International Draughts Federation, and Organizing Committee with the support of the federal and regional executive authorities of the Russian Federation in the field of physical culture and sports.
1.2. Direct leadership of the competitions is assigned to the panel of arbiters approved by International Draughts Federation. 

2. Time and place.
Competitions are held from 19th October (arrival day) till 29th October (departure day) 2017 at the hotel “Moscow ****” in St. Petersburg (Russia), Sq. Alexander Nevsky, 2. Hotel website www.hotel-moscow.ru.

3. Program of competitions.
3.1. Competitions are personal.
3.2. Competitions are held separately for men and women.
3.3. Next programs are held:
3.3.1. Blitz program (International/Russian version).
3.3.2. Rapid program (Brazilian version).
3.3.3. Classic program (International/Russian version).

4. Participants.
4.1. To participate in the competitions are allowed players of national federations – members of the International Draughts Federation.
4.2. International Draughts Federation has the right to invite some players from countries which are not members of the International Draughts Federation.
4.3. To participate in the World Men Championship are allowed:
♦ prize-winners of the World championship 2015 in the classic program:
Belosheev S. (Russia), Valyuk A. (Belarus), Gulyaev N. (Russia);
♦ prize-winners of the World Cup 2016 in the classic program:
Tsinman D., Skrabov V., Gnelitsky A. (all-Russia);
♦ participants, who took 1-6 places in the classic program of European Championship 2016:
Struchkov N. (Russia), Kondrachenko E. (Belarus), Egorov V. (Russia), Kibartas A. (Lithuania), Shkatula D. (Ukraine);
♦ participants, who took 1-3 places in the classic program of African Championship 2016:
Richard Mwammba (Congo DR), Moses Winesi, Enock Makoka Banda (both Malawi);
♦ participants, who took 1-3 places in the classic program of the Asian Championship 2017:
Liu Jinxin (China), Kalanov Samandar (Uzbekistan), Ten Valery (Kazakhstan);
♦ three participants from each country – member of the International Draughts Federation at the request of the national federations;
♦ two participants – sponsor places;
♦ two participants – by the decision of the International Draughts Federation.
♦ two participants from hosting city of St. Petersburg – by the decision of the International Draughts Federation.
4.4. To participate in the World Women Championship are allowed:
♦ prize-winners of the World championship 2015 in the classic program:
Skovitina E. (Moldova), Sarshaeva Z. (Russia), Makarenkova Y. (Ukraine);
♦ prize-winners of the World Cup 2016 in the classic program:
Ivanova E., Filipenko A., Streltsova S. (all-Russia);
♦ participants who took 1-6 places in the classic program of European Championship 2016:
Fedorovich D., Khvaschinskaia V. (both of Belarus), Zaruba K. (Moldova), Zhuravskaia Y. (Russia);
♦ participants who took 1-3 places in the classic program of the Asian Championship 2017:
Liu Pei (China), Jumagaldieva Altynai, Davletova Anel (both Kazakhstan);
♦ three participants from each country – member of the International Draughts Federation at the request of the national federations;
♦ two participants – sponsor places;
♦ two participants – by the decision of the International Draughts Federation.
♦ two participants from hosting city of St. Petersburg – by the decision of the International Draughts Federation.
4.5. Participants allowed to the World Championships among men and women are eligible to participate in all three programs.
4.6. To participate in the competitions are allowed only participants who did not take part in illegitimate competition, conducted other organizations and not approved by IDF. Participants must not have disciplinary sanctions IDF.

5. Tournament regulations
5.1. System of competitions:
5.1.1. Blitz and Rapid:
Competitions are held on a mixed system. The preliminary stage is held on the Swiss system in 7-9 rounds, according to the system of micro-matches from two games. Participants, who took 1-4 places in preliminary stage, play further in the semi-final and final two micro-matches in each competition.
In the semi-finals play pairs of 1-4, 2-3. From each pair to the final comes a player who won on the basis of two micro-matches. In the case of a draw in two micro-matches, to the final comes the player who took the higher place in the preliminary stage.
In the final games for the 1st and 3rd place winner is the player who has won on the basis of two micro-matches. In the case of a draw in two micro-matches, the winner is the player who took the higher place in the preliminary stage.
Time controls:
Preliminary stage:
♦ Blitz program: 3’+2″ till the end of the game for each participant.
♦ Rapid program: 7’+5″ till the end of the game for each participant.
Semi-finals and final:
♦ Blitz program: 3’+2″ till the end of the game for each participant.
♦ Rapid program: 5’+3″ till the end of the game for each participant.
5.1.2. Classic game:
Competitions are held on a mixed system. All competitions are held on a system of micro-matches from two games.
The preliminary stage is held on the Swiss system in 8 rounds.
Then the first 16 people are divided into two groups with 8 players (play 1-8, 2-7, 3-6, 4-5, 9-16, 10-15, etc.). It is played three rounds: ¼ finals, semi-finals and final.
In the play-offs, the game goes to the victory without taking into account the previously accumulated points. In the case of a draw, additional matches are played.
As a result of the ¼ finals in the semi-finals play pairs 1-4, 2-3, 5-8, 6-7, etc.
Participants in the semi-final receive the numbers depending of the higher place in the preliminary stage.
Participants, who took 17th place and lower, play additional two rounds by the Swiss system or play-offs, depending on the number of participants.
Time controls:
♦ Preliminary stage; 9th and 10th rounds for participants who took 17th place and lower:
45’+10″ till the end of the game for each participant. The break between games is five minutes. Game record is obligatory for all participants.
♦ ¼ finals, semi-finals, finals:
One micro-match with time control 30’+10″ till the end of the game for each participant.
Color in the first game of the micro-match is determined by lot.
If there is a draw in the first micro-match – one micro-match with time control 5’+ 3″ till the end of the game for each participant. Color in the first game of the micro-match is determined by lot.
If there is a draw in the second micro-match – one micro-match with time control: white 5’+3″ for two games till the end of the micro-match, black 3’+3″ for two games till the end of the micro-match, in the case of a draw, black wins.
The color in the first game of the micro-match is chosen by the participant who took the higher place in the preliminary stage.
5.2. All programs are held with the draw of moves, obligatory in both games of the micro-match:
♦ for men – with the draw of moves and positions according to the official table (745 positions) approved on 16.12.2016, with changes from 03.07.2017;
♦ for women – with the draw of moves according to the official table (150 positions), approved on 05.05.2016.
5.3. The draw for the first round is held taking into account the ratings, each next round – by a computer program.

6. Determination of winners
6.1. Places in each competition are determined by the maximum amount of points scored by participants. For the victory is given – 2 points for a draw – one point, for loss – 0 points.
6.2. In case of equality of points for two or more participants in the preliminary stages, places the participants are determined by the following criteria:
The even number of participants:
♦ amount of points scored by all competitors (Buchholz coefficient)
♦ amount of points scored by opponents, excluding the lowest result (reduced Solkof coefficient), excluding the 2 lowest results, 3 lowest results, etc.
♦ match up to the first victory with a shorter time controls: a classic game – 5’+3” till the end of the game for each participant; in the blitz and rapid programs – 3’+2” till the end of the game for each participant.
The odd number of participants:
♦ amount of points scored by opponents, excluding the lowest result (reduced Solkof coefficient), excluding the 2 lowest results, 3 lowest results, etc.
♦ amount of points scored by all competitors (Buchholz coefficient).
♦ match up to the first victory with a shorter time controls: a classic game – 5’+3” till the end of the game for each participant; in the blitz and rapid programs – 3’+2” till the end of the game for each participant.

7. Special rules
♦ only members of the game can fixed the drop of flag;
♦ participants need to record moves before the end of the game in the competition for classic game;
♦ Draw:
– if one player proposes a draw and his opponent accepts the offer;
– if any of the opponents cannot win;
– if three (or more) times the same position is repeated, and each time the same player having to move;
– if a player has three kings (and more) against a single enemy king and he cannot capture enemy king by his 15th move (counting from the time of establishing the correlation of forces);
– if within 15 moves the players made ​​moves only kings without moving of men and not making the capture;
– if the position in which the both opponents having kings have not changed the balance of pieces (i.e., there was no capture and man did not become a king) for:
– 4 and 5-pieces endings – 30 moves;
– 6 and 7-pieces endings – 60 moves.
– if a player having three kings, two kings and one man, one king and two men against one enemy king, located on the long diagonal, his 5th move will not take enemy king.
– if a player having two kings, one king and man, one king against enemy king to their 5th move will not take enemy king.
♦ the player may offer a draw if every opponent made more than 20 moves; in blitz and rapid players can agree to a draw only when the number of pieces for each player is 6 or less;
♦ participants are required in the tournament hall to 5 minutes before the start of the round for the draw of moves;
♦ participants must leave the playing area after the match;
♦ participant which came after the start of the game is booked, if participant was late for the game more than time control of the first game of micro-match, he is losing in the micro-match. If participant came late on the game again the sanctions up to expulsion from the tournament may be subject to him;
♦ participants, coaches and spectators are required to turn off mobile phones in the playing hall, in the case of activation or a call of mobile phone participant is losing in the micro-match, and coaches and spectators are removed from the playing hall for one day;
♦ spectators and coaches are required to observe silence in the playing hall. In case of violation of the item they are removed from the playing hall for one day;
♦ protests are served in the panel of judges for half an hour after the end of the round, with a protest bail in the sum of 100 Euro. If the protest is upheld the deposit is returned.
♦ after specified in the competition regulations deadline, protests are not accepted and are not considered. Any protests after the specified period are considered as incorrect behavior with the application of sanctions in accordance with the Code of Ethics.

8. Requirements for participants.
8.1. Participants are required to know the Rules of the game and competition in draughts-64.
8.2. Participants must comply with the Regulations of the competition.
8.3. Participants must comply with the Code of Ethics.
8.4. If the participant or member of a his delegation violates during the competition the Regulations of competition and the Code of Ethics, upon the decision of the Appeals Jury, the player may be sanctioned in accordance with the Code of Ethics.
8.5. Participants must to comply with the dress code – to participate in competitions in the sports form, or in clothing, corresponding to the rank of the competition; and also to have clothes for formal events (suit and light shirt for men, trouser suit or dress for women).
8.6. Participants must be present at the opening and closing ceremonies of the competition in compliance with the dress code. In the absence of the closing ceremony, participants are deprived of the official awards. Awards are not sent and are not transmitted.

9. Rewarding
9.1. In Classic program winners of World Draughts-64 Championships among men and women are awarded the title of «World Draughts-64 Champion 2017». They are awarded with cups, medals and official diplomas.
The participants who took second and third places among men and women are awarded respectively with cups, medals and official diplomas.
All participants are awarded memorable diplomas.
9.2. In Rapid program winners of World Draughts-64 Championships among men and women are awarded the title of «World Draughts-64 Champion 2017 in Rapid». They are awarded with cups, medals and official diplomas.
The participants who took second and third places among men and women are awarded respectively with cups, medals and official diplomas.
9.3. In Blitz program winners of World Draughts-64 Championships among men and women are awarded the title of «World Draughts-64 Champion 2017 in Blitz». They are awarded with cups, medals and official diplomas.
The participants who took second and third places among men and women are awarded respectively with cups, medals and official diplomas.
9.4. As a result of the competition, the best players of Asia, Africa and America will be determined.
9.5. The prize fund of the championship will be announced additionally. The distribution of prizes will be on separate regulations.

10. Finance
10.1. Tournament fees
The package for the tournament fee for participation in all three programs for each participant is:
Men – 200 euros;
Women – 160 euros.
The tournament fees must be transferred to the account of the International Draughts Federation no later than October 10, 2017 or paid in cash to the credentials committee on the day of registration October 19, 2017.
In case of bank transfer payment receipt must be presented to the credentials committee.
Bank details
Beneficary: International Draughts Federation
Address: Kranevo, Chernomorska str. 41, 9649 Bulgaria
Bank: Raiffeisenbank (Bulgaria) EAD
Bank`s address: Dobrich, 25 Septemvri Str. 25, 9300 Bulgaria
IBAN account no: IBAN BG94 RZBB 9155 1003 8766 00
BIC (Swift code): BIC RZBBBGSF
Participants who have not paid the tournament fee before the end of registration 19.10.2017 will not be allowed to competitions.
10.2. Admission costs
10.2.1. Financing the holding of the World Draughts-64 Championships 2017 among men and women – from the budget and attracted funds of the organizing country and directly host city.
10.2.2. Reception of participants
Accommodation and meals are provided only for the players from the national federations – members of the International Draughts Federation, which have not debt to the IDF and which sent preliminary application for participation before March 15, 2017. Players must comply with the requirements of item 4.6.
Organizers provide accommodation and meals from 19th October (lunch) to 29th October (breakfast) for following participants:
– world champions 2015 Belosheev S. (Russia) and Skovitina E. (Moldova);
– winner of the World Cup 2016 Tsinman D. (Russia);
– African champion 2016 Richard Mwammba (Congo DR);
– one participant both for men and women from each federation in accordance with item 10.2.2.
The costs of their visa, travel and tournament fee, as well as all costs of the other participants are paid by sending organizations (visas, travel, meals, accommodation and tournament fee).
Participants who provide accommodation and meals by the organizers are required to participate in all three program of championship: classic, blitz and rapid.
10.2.3. Accommodation and meals
The official hotel for accommodation and meals of all participants, members of delegations, coaches and accompanying is the hotel “Moscow ****”, at the address: St. Petersburg (Russia), Sq. Alexander Nevsky, 2. Hotel website www.hotel-moscow.ru
Accommodation and meals of all participants, members of delegations, coaches and accompanying in the official hotel from October 19 to October 29 is mandatory!
The package for accommodation in 2-bed rooms and three meals a day (buffet) from October 19 (lunch) to October 29 (breakfast) is 29,000 rubles per person (Approximately $ 490 for package).
10.2.4. The costs of the competition.
Organizers provide costs for renting of gaming premises, opening and closing ceremonies, computer support and information support, transportation costs, expenses for making memorable and reward attributes, information and advertising materials, printing products; rewarding; payment for the work of the arbiters, technical and service staff; medical care.

11. Applications
Applications from national federations must be submitted to the office of International Draughts Federation no later than August 18, 2017 on e-mail: [email protected]
Participants will not be allowed to competitions on applications after the deadline.

12. Contacts
For all questions on participating in the championship you need contact with International Draughts Federation office: [email protected]
For booking of accommodation – no later than August 18, 2017;
For visa support:
for the countries-members of Schengen Agreement – not later than August 18, 2017.
for countries – not members of the Schengen Agreement – no later than August 10, 2017.
In the application for visas, it is necessary to indicate the dates of arrival and departure, the status (player, coach, member of delegation, accompanying), surname and name as in the passport, date of birth, passport number, date of issue, date of expiry. For countries – not members of the Schengen Agreement it is necessary to send in addition a scan of the passport.

13. Schedule

Date                      Day of the week           Time                             Event
19 October         Thursday                       14.00 – 22.00          Arrival and registration of participants
20 October        Friday                             12.00 – 13.00           Opening ceremony
                                                                      15.00 – 19.00          Blitz
21 October         Saturday                        10.00 – 14.00          Rapid
                                                                      15.00 – 19.00          Rapid
22 October        Sunday                            10.00 – 14.00         Classic program, preliminary stage, Round 1
                                                                      15.00 – 19.00          Preliminary stage, Round 2
23 October        Monday                          10.00 – 14.00          Preliminary stage, Round 3
                                                                      15.00 – 19.00          Preliminary stage, Round 4
24 October        Tuesday                          10.00 – 14.00         Preliminary stage, Round 5
                                                                     15.00 – 19.00          Preliminary stage, Round 6
25 October        Wednesday                    10.00 – 14.00         Preliminary stage, Round 7
                                                                     15.00 – 19.00          Preliminary stage, Round 8
26 October        Thursday                       10.00 – 14.00          ¼ finals, Round 9
                                                                     16.00                         Bus excursion
27 October        Friday                             10.00 – 14.00          ½ finals, Round 10
28 October        Saturday                        10.00 – 14.00          Finals
                                                                     18.00 – 19.00         Closing ceremony
                                                                     19.30                         Gala dinner
29 October        Sunday                                                              Departure of participants

The schedule may be changed. In this case, the date and time of registration, opening and closing are final.

+ Place

Venue of the World Championship and accommodation of participants: St. Petersburg, Hotel “Moscow****”

Address:     Alexander Nevsky Square, 2          The nearest metro station:      Alexander Nevsky Square, 2

Website:      www.hotel-moscow.ru           

Hotel “Moscow” is located in the city center on the Neva embankment near Nevsky Prospekt.

In the hotel building there is a metro station “Alexander Nevsky Square”. Excellent transport links allow you to reach the main historical sights of St. Petersburg: Palace Embankment, Hermitage, Admiralty, Kazan Cathedral, Russian Museum in 15-20 minutes.

From the windows of the hotel rooms you can see the architectural ensemble of the XVIII century – the Alexander Nevsky Lavra and the Neva. In the period of white nights from the windows of the hotel you can watch the divorce of the Alexander Nevsky Bridge.

 

+ Results

Blitz program   –  Preliminary stage    Men     Women       Final stangings     Men     Women     

Rapid program –  Preliminary stage    Men     Women       Final stangings     Men     Women

Classic program – Preliminary stage    Men     Women      Final stangings     Men     Women     Table 1-16 places     Men     Women    

Results of the 1/4 finals and the 9th round       Men    Women
Results of the 1/2 finals and the 10th round     Men     Women 
Results of the finals     Men      Women

 

+ Medals
Classic program
Medal  Men Women
Med 1 Med-2 Med-3 Ihar Mikhalchenka (Belarus)
Andrius Kybartas (Lithuania)
Vladimir Egorov (Russia)
Zhanna Sarshaeva (Russia)
Elena Scovitina (Moldova)
Fedarovich Darya (Belarus)
Rapid program
Medal  Men Women
Med 1 Med-2 Med-3 Ihar Mikhalchenka (Belarus)
Gavril Kolesov (Russia)
Sergei Belosheev (Russia)
Elena Scovitina (Moldova)
Iuliia Makarenkova (Russia)
Anastasiya Baryshava (Belarus)
Blitz program
Medal  Men Women
Med 1 Med-2 Med-3 Gavril Kolesov (Russia)
Ihar Mikhalchenka (Belarus)
Oleg Dashkov (Russia)
Elena Scovitina (Moldova)
Sofia Morozova (Russia)
Vera Khvaschinskaya (Belarus)

 

+ Games

Games of the World Draughts-64 Championship

Men:            1 | 2 | 3  | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11

Women:       1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11

Interesting fragments of the games of World Draughts-64 Championship

Review of the games from International Grandmaster Dmitry Tsinman

 

 

+ Press

30-10-2017     Committee for Physical Culture and Sport of St. Petersburg       Draughts Federation of Russia

24-10-2017     Administration of St. Petersburg       Committee for Physical Culture and Sport of St. Petersburg

23-10-2017     Radio Sport FM 

23-10-2017

23-10-2017           sakhapress.ru       News portal  YAKUTSKNEWS

20-10-2017           Fontanka.ru

19-10-2017

11-10-2017            NIA

10-10-2017           Administration of St. Petersburg       Committee for Physical Culture and Sport of St. Petersburg       

                                Arguments and Facts

05-10-2017

 

+ Photo & Video

PHOTO   Day 1  |  Day 2  |  Day 3  |  Day 4  |  Day 5  Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 

Ecxursion      Closing   

+ Online